Six Nations


Desso GrassMaster pitches at Twickenham and the AVIVA Stadium Dublin will host  6 Nations Championships matches.



Read the article of the Irish Times; Aviva about Desso surface


About the Desso GrassMaster pitch at Twickenham:

 Twickenham Stadium, the home of English rugby, has a state-of-the-art Desso GrassMaster pitch. The installation of the high-tech pitch in 2012 was part of a complete make-over of the stadium in preparation for hosting the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

The stadium is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world with a capacity of 82.000. It’s also the second largest stadium in Britain, behind Wembley stadium ( also equipped with a Desso GrassMaster pitch).

Keith Kent, Head Grounds Manager of Twickenham: “Twickenham hosts over 55 matches a year, so it is important to have the best and most durable playing surface.” With Desso GrassMaster the swap between concerts and sports is easy. The pitch keeps its great playing characteristics regardless of these multi-event fixtures. Mr Kent continues: “We now have less repair work and better results after concerts or rugby games.”

About the Desso GrassMaster pitch at AVIVA Dublin:

The home of Irish rugby was newly built in 2010, and is jointly owned by the Irish Rugby Union and the Football Association of Ireland.  With Desso GrassMaster, Aviva Stadium is perfectly able to combine high-level rugby and football on one playing surface which is comfortable and safe for both sports. The system enables the venue to easily swap between rugby and football and between sports and events. The Desso GrassMaster pitch was installed in 2013.

Read here about  the turnaround of the stadium by  the stadium manager and the Head Grounds Manager.


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